Bartolotta announces reopening for Joey Gerard’s

Featuring new dine-in, curbside menus

Last updated on December 11th, 2020 at 11:25 am

Paul Bartolotta
Paul Bartolotta

Joey Gerard’s – A Bartolotta Supper Club is set to reopen for indoor dining on Thursday, Dec. 17 in the Village of Greendale.

The Bartolotta Restaurants announced Friday that its upscale take on a classic midwestern supper club will be open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., operating under stringent health and safety protocols aimed at mitigating exposure to COVID-19.

The restaurant will also open the last two Mondays of December (Dec. 21 and 28) as part of its extended holiday hours, according to a news release.

Joey Gerard’s, at 5601 Broad St., follows Ristorante Bartolotta in Wauwatosa, Mr. B’s in Brookfield, and Harbor House and Lake Park Bistro, both in Milwaukee, in gradually resuming operations over the past six months, after Bartolotta’s closed all 17 properties at the onset of the pandemic.

The group is also back in business at its downtown catering venues, Discovery World, the Grain Exchange and the Italian Community Center.

Joey Gerard’s executive chef David Wolfe has designed an updated dine-in menu, as well as a curbside menu, available exclusively through online ordering platform Tock. 

On the menu, diners can expect to see charcoal-fired steaks, grilled cold-water lobster tails, cedar-plank salmon, and a modern spin on supper club classics such as braised short rib beef stroganoff as well as, the classic schaum torte – baked meringue and fresh strawberries.

Bartolotta Restaurants founders Paul Bartolotta and the late Joe Bartolotta opened Joey Gerard’s in 2012, seeking to reimagine the traditional supper club concept. Its name is an homage to Joe Bartolotta, whose middle name is Gerard, and who would often be referred to as ‘Joey Gerard’ by their mother – specifically when he was being mischievous in his young years, according to the release. 

The company’s safety plan also requires diners to wear face masks when entering the building, in common areas and seated while interacting with staff. Diners will be subject to temperature checks upon entry. Tables are disinfected after each party, and UV-C technology has been installed inside the restaurants to disinfect the air and hard surfaces.

The full COVID-19 Response Plan is available here.

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Maredithe has covered retail, restaurants, entertainment and tourism since 2018. Her duties as associate editor include copy editing, page proofing and managing work flow. Meyer earned a degree in journalism from Marquette University and still enjoys attending men’s basketball games to cheer on the Golden Eagles. Also in her free time, Meyer coaches high school field hockey and loves trying out new restaurants in Milwaukee.